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Pennsylvania fire company turns to ‘naughty bingo’ for cash

HOMETOWN, Pa.

A Pennsylvania volunteer fire company is turning to titillation to raise money.

The Hometown Volunteer Fire Company in Schuylkill County is getting ready to host its second adults-only naughty bingo night.

Winners don’t get money; they get “adult toys.”

The first event last year drew a standing-room crowd with people from several surrounding counties and even New Jersey.

Hometown is a tiny village in Rush Township, about 70 miles northeast of Harrisburg.

The next naughty bingo night is scheduled for March 11. The fire company is selling 160 tickets at $20 each.

Firefighter Jason Messerschmidt says people tire of the same old fundraisers, which typically rely on the same people to spend money. This event is designed to raise money from a larger, more diverse crowd.

Deer runs amok inside supermarket, gets wrangled by shoppers

MANCHESTER, Pa.

Pandemonium broke out at a southern Pennsylvania supermarket when a rogue deer smashed through its glass entrance and briefly ran amok.

The doe burst into a Giant grocery store in the borough of Manchester last Monday, The York Daily Record reported.

Once surprised shoppers figured out what the noise was, they worked together to wrangle the animal and force it outside.

Robert Beck III of Conewago Township,was in the store at the time with his wife. He said he heard a loud bang then people screaming “Deer!” He caught a glimpse of the animal as it scampered toward the bakery section.

“When I [saw] it, it was game on,” he said.

An avid hunter, Beck grabbed the deer around its neck and forced it outside with help from two other men.

The animal was in the store for about 50 seconds.

“That’s like a rodeo record,” Beck said, adding, “I think she was scared from all those people.”

Police generally advise the public not to get involved in animal control when wild animals venture into populated places.

Associated Press

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